What Will Driverless Electric Cars Mean for Cities? by @donnelly_b

What Will Driverless Electric Cars Mean for Cities? by @donnelly_b

T E S L A by Thomas Juel on 500px The story of Elon Musk and why he founded SolarCity, Tesla, and SpaceX is incredibly compelling. He chose problems and industries that he felt would move humanity forward. He felt that we needed sustainable forms of energy production (SolarCity ), sustainable forms of transport (Tesla ), and a way for humans to occupy other planets (SpaceX ). That’s incredible ambition. Today I want to focus on the transportation aspect. Electric and driverless vehicles, I believe, are a step in the right direction. I honestly believe that at some point in the not too distant future we’re going to look back at that time when people used to drive their own cars and wonder how we ever allowed that to happen. But fundamentally, I think there still remains a question of how best to plan our cities. There’s lots of talk today about peak car and the death of the...

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